Another class with an anatomy focus, this time comparing male and female anatomy. I will take pictures of the charcoal short poses on a brighter day. So for now, my watercolour attempts. It was my first time to try watercolours at a taught life drawing session - I will have to fine-tune my approach. I started with an inktense pencil for one and a red pencil for the other. My goal is to go to direct watercolour. That will require a little more practise, though.
I need to go lighter on my pencil! I decided to use negative painting to try and define the model's shape better. You can see on the left for instance that I had drawn him wider than he is. He's quite a slender model. So I used paint to correct that. The female model was behind him, but I was seeing so little of her that I decided to ignore her. I could have moved, but balancing watercolour palette and water on a board is as much as I can do, so I stayed put instead. Painted on Two Rivers paper.
The female model is Megan. I thought the male model was called Brian, but I'm not so sure now!